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ASCE / CEEFA Banquet

Date: April 11, 2017

The annual ASCE / CEEFA banquet, held on Friday, April 7, honored several CEE members. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter hosted the event which brings together current students and members of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA) for a social evening. The event typically consists of presentations by the Department Chair, CEEFA Board of...

Steel Bridge 2017

Steel Bridge Team Second at Regional Competition

Date: April 10, 2017

The University of Michigan Steel Bridge Team (SBT) participated in the 2017 ASCE North Central Regional Competition this past weekend (April 6-8) at Lawrence Technological University.  The event brings schools from Michigan and northern Ohio together to compete with their 1:10 scale steel bridges designed to meet specific challenges set by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)...

Steven J. Wright

Commemorating a career: Steven Wright retires

Date: March 31, 2017

By Stephanie Trierweiler

Growing up on a tiny, 250-acre farm in Washington state pointed Steven J. Wright toward a lifetime of problem-solving and a 40-year career as a professor of civil and environmental engineering.  His parents’ lifestyle mismatched their ambitions, he says, and this shaped his early vision for his vocation.  “In that dryland climate, you can...

Five students earn Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

Date: March 21, 2017

Doctoral students Elizabeth Agee, Byungjoo Choi, Heather Goetsch, Bharadwaj Mantha and Chia-Chen Wu have each been selected to receive a Rackham Postdoctoral Fellowship.

This fellowship supports outstanding students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It is intended to support those who are working on dissertations that are...

Yinyin Ye named Barbour Fellow

Date: March 21, 2017

Doctoral student Yinyin Ye has been named as a 2017 Barbour Fellow. The scholarship award was originally endowed in 1917 by Levi Lewis Barbour to support full-time female graduate students studying medicine, math or science and who intend to “devote themselves to a professional career in their native countries after graduation” where their education will be critical to its...

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